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“Our experience has been a very positive one. Her presence provides all of us with a reassurance that would otherwise not be possible. Our dad is enjoying the company and help of his companion and we, his family, are very appreciative of being able to rely on her too.

We would highly recommend Elderhomeshare to anybody who is looking for a safe and well-researched match for their more vulnerable loved ones.” 



Our home companion fitted in effortlessly . Was attentive, kind , forged a sensitive and good bond with our Mum , was a fantastic organiser , had great attention to detail ….and provided our family with the much needed peace of mind needed in the evenings and at night . Highly recommend this agency . (The wonderful brain child of Soairse Sheridan ).

I would highly recommend Elder Home Share. Saoirse was very conscientious in conducting the background checks for potential companions which was very reassuring. She responded to queries promptly, calmly and efficiently. She provided great support and guidance throughout the whole process. I have no hesitation in recommending this service to families looking to find a companion for their elderly relative.

We have been using Elder Home Share for the last 1.5 and it has been a Godsend for my dad, and for the whole family. From the very first contact, to the monthly check-ins, Saoirse has gone above and beyond what we expected. Our home companion has become another member of the family, and it's done wonders for my dad to have someone about. If anyone is even half-thinking about this service, I cannot recommend it service highly enough and can only echo all the other amazing reviews.

Having searched in vain for many weeks to find affordable care for my 95yr old mother, I came across Elder Home Share on an internet search. This immediately rang a bell as I had seen a reference to home share on RTE a couple of years earlier.
So, on following up I began to make enquiries, feeling rather apprehensive at first. However, the apprehension soon dissipated as Saoirse, who runs the business, could not have been more helpful and attentive throughout the whole registration and procurement of a suitable companion. Her attentiveness didn't stop there. She followed up on a regular basis both with me and the companion separately, ensuring that we were both happy with our arrangement.
Unfortunately, my mother has since passed, but the companion has become a true friend of my family and is still living with us.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Elder Home Share to anyone who would benefit from companionship in their twilight years and cannot afford the extortionate cost of nursing home care.
All companions are hand-picked by Saoirse to suit each elder person needs and Garda vetted. The companion also benefits by having accommodation at a reasonable cost, so, its a win-win situation.

My family contacted Saoirse (Elder Home Share) to see if we could find someone suitable to live with my mum and we had a positive experience from the very beginning. Saoirse responded to all queries promptly, her answers were informative and honest and her friendly manner made the process easy for us. Our family felt that we were provided with all the knowledge we required to make important decisions for our mum. We were lucky to find the most wonderful lady who was a perfect match for my mum and who's support and kindness has been invaluable over this past, difficult year. We would highly recommend Elder Home Share on all levels.

I had a really positive experience with Elder Home Share. What a wonderful model and service to provide companionship for elderly people who are living alone. Saoirse was so professional and understanding and helped to find a lovely companion for my elderly aunt. This gave me so much peace of mind especially to know that she was not alone at night time. I know that my aunt really enjoyed the time she spent with her home share companion and that her quality of life was better for it. At all times Saoirse was available to check in that the match was going well and it was an absolute pleasure to deal with her. I highly recommend Elder Home Share if you have an elderly relative living alone who would benefit from having someone sharing their home. Thank you Saoirse for all your help and support.

My mam has had a homeshare companion for a few months now and it has been amazing for both my mam and myself. The peace of mind knowing someone is in the house especially at night with her is just fantastic and not having to worry about her being on her own as mam wanted to stay in her home. They get on so well together, laughing watching films and just the atmosphere is great in the house. Saoirse was fantastic from the start and is always at the end of the phone if you need her for absolutely anything. I don't know how i could have got on with my family and work only for Elder homeshare and support from Saoirse.


"My experience has been very positive. Thanks Elder Home Share for giving me the opportunity to meet Maeve and her family."

"Saoirse from Elder Home Share is so professional and supportive. Saoirse paired my mother with a lovely companion who at all times was very helpful, reliable and trustworthy. I would have no hesitation recommending Saoirse and her business."

"Very happy with the Elderhomeshare service and the excellent match provided. Our companion is a very pleasant addition to the household"

"Overall very good match. Appears honest and trustworthy and provides peace of mind that my father has someone to look out for him in case of emergency during the night.' Happiness - 9 out of 10! "

I would certainly recommend Elder Home Share's service. As customers, my mum has a lovely companion living with her, and this has allowed mum to be safe and supported at home. The companion brings great life to the house, and we trust her completely. Any communication I have had with Elder Home Share has been really supportive and super helpful. My family and I are delighted we found this great service

Elder home share is a great opportunity and a win-win for the home share companion and the elder sharing the home. I had a great experience dealing with Saoirse who was very kind throughout the process with me. It's a great opportunity and I am very satisfied with the service and experience overall.

Amazing service from start to finish. A brilliant initiative for those looking for an affordable and effective care solution for their families, and an equally impressive opportunity for responsible, caring adults to find an affordable housing option and make a deep connection with a wonderful new housemate.


It was a very hard time last year when Elizabeth's husband passed away very suddenly. Elizabeth didn't want to leave her home as she had built so many happy memories there and we came across this programme which seemed like a blessing. It has made my mother in laws transition of a life without her husband a little bit easier knowing she is not in the house on her own at night. Saoirse is very thorough and listens and understands what kind of home share companion you are looking for. Saoirse always checks to see all is going well and she is very easy to speak to.

Our family engaged with Elder Home Share, back in February 2020. We found the process and the companion to be seamless. I would high recommend to anyone to talk to Saoirse and she how you can be assisted as a family looking for help and assistance
Keep going Saoirse

My Mum has been supported by a companion for the last year through Elder Home Share and it has allowed her to stay at home and been a great support to her. The companion has been supportive in so many ways and gone beyond her brief. So we as a family have appreciated it enormously.
Elder Home Share has been professional and supportive throughout the year and I would highly recommend them where an elder is fairly independent but is looking for security, safety and companionship.

Saoirse was very insightful and knew from her own experience the kind of person who would work best for us. My mum felt safe and cared for in her last years because of the companion she found through Elder Home Share. I highly recommend this service.

Lucy Liu Elder Home Share Companion

A right place to live with the right people is the most important for everyone. Thanks to this wonderful programme that I can live a worry-free life in Dublin (where house renting could have been so high).


Outstanding service. As a customer, I can say the home companion arrangement helps my parent to stay in her house with a greater quality of life than the alternative of a Care Home.

Elder Home Share has helped me to live and live well in the city in a structured and calm environment. I've enjoyed getting to know my elderly home share match and have settled quite well into the arrangement. It suits me very well and I recommend it highly to suitable people.

Thanks Elder Home Share to give me an good opportunity to live with a good elder Peggy. I do love her a lot. She and her family treat me pretty well, I love supporting her also.

Homeowner and home share companion

Having just moved to Dublin to continue my studies, I was disheartened at the lack of decent, affordable accommodation available. A friend of mine had heard of and passed along the information to me. I was lucky enough to find a suitable homeowner with a few days and luckier still to find a suitable place in a matter of weeks. 

Saoirse’s professionalism and eye for detail ensured that both parties felt secure and protected while at the same time her easy manner guaranteed that any and all queries were handled with kindness, consideration and efficiency. 

Overall I found Saoirse’s ingeniously original and wonderful idea to be very suitable for me. I am absent from the house 80% of the time and was looking for a quiet, comfortable space to pursue my studies as well as meet new and different people to share a home with.


Elder Home Share at Social Entrepreneurs Award 2018

Saoirse Sheridan 

Founder and CEO

Home Share Companion

Elder Home Share

Fumbally Exchange

Argus House, Blackpitts,

Merchants Quay, Dublin

Tel: 087 13 85 628

Social Entrepreneurs Award 2018

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